Hamas leader detained in Jenin: 10 other Palestinians detained overnight across West Bank

06:00 Jan 31 2012 Jenin

JENIN (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Tuesday detained a Hamas leader from Jenin in the northern West Bank, locals said.

Muhammad as-Sayyed, a lecturer at Al-Quds Open University, was detained during a dawn raid on his home. Locals said several homes in the neighborhood were also raided.

As-Sayyed, 50, has poor health and is almost blind, locals added.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said 10 people were detained in the West Bank overnight, but had no reports of detentions in Jenin.
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